Tag: Sunrail

Scott PowersDecember 13, 2018
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Brightline expects to start construction this winter on its planned, privately owned, higher-speed passenger railroad connecting South Florida to Orlando and envisions the first trains to start rolling into Orlando International Airport as soon as late 2021. Patrick Goddard, president and chief executive officer of Virgin Trains USA, also known as Brightline and formerly known as […]

Scott PowersNovember 29, 2018
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10min394
Brightline’s proposal to build and operate a higher-speed passenger train from Tampa to Orlando includes provisions for three possible stops in the Orlando area, including one that could serve Walt Disney World and one that could resolve Orlando’s frustrated desire to connect SunRail to the airport. The new Brightline proposal, submitted Nov. 7 and accepted Wednesday […]

Scott PowersAugust 9, 2018
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11min174
With only a few moments of minor disagreements about how to address broad issues such as affordable housing or transportation, Orange County mayoral candidates Rob Panepinto, Jerry Demings, and Pete Clarke instead clashed Thursday evening over styles: Clarke with heart, Demings with trust, and Panepinto with innovation. Throughout the mayoral debate hosted by WOFL Fox […]

Scott PowersJuly 30, 2018
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Citing problems in Florida, Michigan and at least four other states, Florida’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson joined a colleague from Michigan Monday morning in asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate SunPass contractor Conduent State & Local Solutions for possible illegal wrongdoing. The Florida Department of Transportation contracted with the Maryland-based company for $287 […]

Scott PowersMay 4, 2018
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Orange County can expect the next mayor to create more outreach to the Hispanic community, more efforts on   developing affordable housing, simplifying licensing, and focus more on coordinating public transportation, though to varying degrees. At a debate Friday morning at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke, Orange […]


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